Office of Violence Prevention

We work to create and maintain safe, healthy and thriving communities in Minneapolis.

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Transforming community safety survey

Provide your input on a new model of community safety. Our survey is available in multiple languages.

Breaking the cycle of violence

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) uses a community-focused, public health approach to help ensure that everyone can be free from violence. We work to break the cycle of violence by addressing it at three points:

  • Preventing it before it begins
  • Intervening at the first sign of risk
  • Healing after it happens
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Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415